Introducing our *NEW* Fall Sprint Session! If you're looking to meet your license renewal or salary advancement deadline by the end of the year, we've got your back with this new special Fall Sprint Session!
Offered in partnership with American College of Education, you can now choose from 11 of our Fast Track courses. Registration is available from October 24 - November 22nd. Coursework is due December 12.
Registration for this unique session is only available via chat or phone:
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to Boost EQ
5400 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
Social-emotional learning has long been called the “missing piece” of education, and this encouraging, relevant course will allow you to complete the puzzle. Filled with resources and applicable activities, the course takes the learner on a journey from the basics of social-emotional learning to teaching strategies for each competency. Applications are designed for exploration and reflection to allow participants to develop future plans to implement social-emotional learning and increase these necessary skills in their learners.
This course cannot be taken if you have already taken 5031 due to similar content.
Mindsets and Mindfulness in the Classroom
5401 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
Educators are recognizing the value of incorporating mindsets and mindfulness in their classrooms in a number of ways, and this course will give a strong foundation for both concepts. Growth mindsets are responsible for increases in student achievement and efficacy. Once students believe their intelligence is changeable, the effort becomes more meaningful, challenges become something to be relished, and mistakes become opportunities. The research-proven benefits of mindfulness include higher test scores, lowering of stress and health risk, and self-regulation. Participants in this course will learn strategies and activities to apply the benefits of both mindsets and mindfulness in the classroom, and in life.
Unleash Your Teaching Greatness
5402 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
“There is no school that is better than its teachers.” This declaration is at the heart of the course Unleash Your Teaching Greatness. In this introspective and exploratory course, you will identify the characteristics and skills great teachers possess and ponder what makes a good teacher, great. Think back to why you chose the teaching profession and consider the power of your position to influence and mold the future. Understand how the relationships you create with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators can help pave the path to teaching greatness and determine why practice and reflection are instrumental if we want to learn, grow, and master the art of teaching.
Google Tools to Up Your Classroom Game
5403 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
This course will help you “up your classroom game” using a host of Google apps. You’ll learn how to set up and organize your Google Drive and Chrome browsers for optimal efficiency. Step by step we will teach you how to enlist the creative and collaborative features of Google documents, slideshows, spreadsheets, forms, and sites to increase engagement in your classroom and teacher efficiency. Participants will ultimately design an innovative, tech-infused unit of study or website that supports student learning. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to immediately implement the skills and ideas you’ve gathered to help your students thrive in the digital age.
This course cannot be taken if you have already taken 5833 due to similar content.
Balance and Wellness as a Prescription for Teacher Burnout
5406 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
In this Fast Track course from Learners Edge, you will learn how to give burnout the boot! Explore what it means to experience teacher burnout, discover the differences between burnout and demoralization, learn why teachers are leaving the profession, and why educators are more exhausted than ever. By the end of this course, you will know how to mitigate and manage burnout, you will walk away with a stockpile of strategies for self-care, and you will understand how wellness and healthy living are part of the prescription for healing teacher burnout.
This course cannot be taken if you have already taken 5124 due to similar content.
The Gold Stars of Reading Instruction
5408 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
Learning to read is a critical process for all students, and finding the best strategies to teach it can be a challenge. This course will look to research from the National Reading Panel and other literacy experts to strengthen your teaching practice and increase students’ mastery of the essential “gold star” areas of reading--Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. You’ll explore tried and true teaching strategies that can support all tiers of the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, including the unique needs of your English Learners. Build a strong foundation in teaching reading and reading development with the Gold Stars of Reading Instruction!
This course cannot be taken if you have already taken 5126 due to similar content.
The Art and Science of Positive Classroom Management
5409 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
Classroom management can be a challenge for educators, and there are as many schools of thought as there are behaviors! This course will introduce you to some of the main frameworks and philosophies of classroom management, and you’ll learn how they work with one another to increase success for students. You’ll explore fundamental strategies to proactively set the stage for learning and learn new-to-you strategies to help your students thrive in your classroom. Positive behavior is a learned skill, and you will leave this course with tools and frameworks to support student learning in your classroom the very next day.
This course cannot be taken if you have already taken 5127 due to similar content.
High-Leverage Practices for Supporting Struggling Students
5411 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
Teaching students with disabilities is challenging albeit rewarding work. Their needs are as varied and complex as the research on how to best help them. To assist educators with this ongoing challenge, Learners Edge has developed this course to provide an overarching view of research-based high-leverage practices (HLPs) for use with students with disabilities. Focused on collaboration, assessment, social-emotional-behavioral strategies, and instruction, this course will prove helpful and applicable for both special education and general education teachers whose mission is to support students with disabilities. This course includes two modules culminating in multiple-choice progress checks and one module with a larger application project and reflection requirement.
This course cannot be taken if you have already taken 5125 due to similar content.
Stress Strategies for a Healthy Life
5413 | Gr PK-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
Envision reacting to the world of unknowns with a connected-and-calm response, even when circumstances are beyond your control. Picture the transformative power of understanding and managing your innate stress response by focusing on gratitude, empathy, compassion, and hope. Stress Strategies for a Healthy Life will ensure you break free from the bonds of stress as you explore the physiology of the human stress response and how mindfulness, social-emotional learning, and connection, lead to resilience and flourishing for a happy, healthy life.
This course cannot be taken if you have already taken 5116 due to similar content.
Empowering Responsible Learners Through Media Literacy
5414 | Gr 5-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
This course offers resources, videos, and strategies, to develop an understanding of media literacy, credibility in resources, and effective and engaging teaching strategies. You'll review each of the five components of media literacy education and learn reliable methods for educating students about information credibility. This course includes two modules culminating in multiple-choice progress checks and one module with a larger application project and reflection requirement.
Building Equity in the Tech-Rich Classroom
5415 | Gr K-12+ | 3 Credits | Download Syllabus
Looking for guidance as you bring your classroom online? This course provides a solid foundation for any educator by broadening their teaching format to include online teaching. Explore best practices for high-quality tech-based lessons, facilitating discussions and including digital tools in your instruction. Investigate challenges and solutions surrounding digital equity affecting English Learners, students with learning needs, and students who do not have home access to reliable internet. Reflect on methods for connecting with students, parents, and other educators, and using culturally responsive strategies to ensure equity when teaching on- and offline. This course includes two modules culminating in multiple-choice progress checks and one module with a larger application project and reflection requirement.
Fast Track courses:
Registration for the Fall Fast Track Sprint Session is available during select dates:
Fast Track courses include 2 modules with multiple-choice progress checks and 1 module requiring a written response. You will also receive feedback on your coursework within 48 hours after submission, compared to the typical 5-7 business days. Which means that you will receive your grade and transcript quicker. In a time crunch? Get on the Fast Track!
For our Fall Sprint Session, your transcript will be issued by:
We do not allow group members to register for Fast Track Courses.
Absolutely! You may register for multiple courses at once, but make sure you allocate at least 45 hours of time to complete each 3-credit course.